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A lady sits on a sofa with a laptop filling out the UK 2021 census. Today we practice English phrases and vocabulary related to filling in forms.

English Phrases And Vocabulary Used In The UK 2021 Census Ep 420

With so much of our time spent trying to protect our private data, especially online. It may come as a surprise to you that UK law requires us citizens to complete a rather intrusive census once every 10 years. So we go from being a checkbox ninja, trying to keep our names and email from being used to having to pay a big fine if we donโ€™t tell all of our private details to the government.


March 29, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2025

โณ Length 11 min

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A photograph of a schoolgirl playing chess. As we discuss the etymology of Checkmate in our English lesson.

Common English Words That Come From Arabic Ep 404

You might have heard of the term we stand on the shoulders of giants. You might use this term in science, where a new breakthrough idea made possible by the work and discoveries of prior scientific efforts. Well, today we show languages are similar and how common English words have benefited from many languages.


February 01, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2061

โณ Length 11 min

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Summer poppies in Norfolk UK. Our 400th Listen and learn English language learning podcast.

Common English Words To Charge Or Not To Charge Ep 400

The English language has a habit of taking a simple short word and using it in a multitude of ways. Today we focus on a common English word and do a thorough analysis to explain all of its common uses. As always, we aim to make our English lessons fun and interesting enough for you to repeat listen, which is key to learning any new language.


January 18, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2516

โณ Length 13 min

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Happy New year 2021 from Adept English. Champagne glasses and and text happy new year 2021 on wooden table.

English Phrases For A Happy New Year 2021 Ep 395

Well, as we say goodbye to 2020, and are on the eve of welcoming 2021, I wish you all a better year from now on. In the UK, we are preparing for the least festive and celebratory New Yearโ€™s eve in my lifetime. 2020 is going to go out with a whimper for many people. However, for Adept English in 2020 it was a great year for helping people learn to speak English through listening.


December 31, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 1986

โณ Length 10 min

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Red and ripe British apples on a tree, one of the many foods and drinks made in Britain. Discussed as part of this English food phrases lesson.

Provenance And Other English Phrases Related To British Food Ep 387

Today we talk about provenance, and other food related English phrases. Provenance, which is from the Latin โ€œpro-venireโ€ and later the French โ€œprovenirโ€ the phrase is now a well-used part of the English language.


December 03, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2003

โณ Length 11 min

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Path in Keukenhof flower garden with blooming tulip flowerbed - one of the world's largest flower gardens at sunset. Lisse, the Netherlands. Flowers make me happy.

Enjoy Poppycock Balderdash And Piffle As You Learn Spoken English Ep 385

Today we have an odd lesson where we talk about some old-fashioned English words, which admittedly you might not hear that much, but when you hear them, you might be interested to know what they are, and how to pronounce them. Just relax and smile as you learn spoken English with us today.


November 26, 2020

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